Professor James Gilchrist of Lehigh University, with Ivan Christov of Purdue University, organized sessions honoring his Ph.D. advisor Julio M. Ottino, the 2023 G.I. Taylor Medalist. Esteemed invited speakers recounting Professor Ottino included Howard Stone (Princeton), Nicholas Peppas (U. Texas), Ken Kamrin (MIT), Sujit Datta (Princeton), Satish Kumar and Jeffrey Derby (Minnesota), and other past group members and colleagues.
The G.I. Taylor medal was given to Professor Ottino "for pioneering theoretical and experimental contributions to the fluid mechanics of mixing". He is member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was named by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” and was previously the recipient of the American Physical Society’s Fluid Dynamics Prize" and selected for the NAE Gordon Prize in recognition of his innovations in education.
Gilchrist holds Lehigh University's Ruth H. and Sam Madrid Endowed Chair which recognizes one "who advances the study and technology of liquid mixing and allied fluid mechanic processes". He graduated from Professor Ottino's group at Northwestern University in 2003.
(L-R: Howard Stone, James Gilchrist, Julio Ottino)

Julio Ottino

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering
Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor